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Cibola County Man Sentenced to 75 Months for Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Benjamin F. Chavez, 55, of Cubero, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 75 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.  Chavez also was ordered to forfeit five firearms.


Homeland Security Investigations arrested Chavez on Feb. 22, 2016, on an indictment charging him with distributing methamphetamine on April 21, 2015, in Cibola County, N.M.   On Aug. 9, 2017, Chavez pled guilty to a felony information charging him with distributing methamphetamine and admitted that he distributed 55.74 grams of pure methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement agent on April 21, 2015. 


The case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of Homeland Security Investigations and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander M. Uballez.

Updated January 11, 2018

Drug Trafficking